Obama is black and will be back during the fall for the real election according the the latest AP tally. This marks the closest a black person ever came to becoming president. Hopefully, Obama is going to break another record before the end of the year. Or else, we will be in Iraq for 1,000 more years. God help us.
Black African-American history:
1517 – Spain begins black plantation slavery (slave trade).
1619 – Slaves arrive in Jamestown.
1787 – U.S. Constitution defines and establishes legal slavery.
1850 – The Fugitive Slave Act, allows returning slaves to their owner, even if found in non-slave states.
1857 – The Dred Scott Supreme Court decision which has the effect of legalizing slavery in all the states.
1860 – Abraham Lincoln elected President.
1861-1865 – The American Civil War.
1863 – The Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves in the Confederate states in rebellion.
1860’s – The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments effectively legal slavery.
1877 – Reconstruction officially ends in the South, allowing anti-negro laws to re-emerge in force. Jim Crow laws and the KKK arise as well.
1896 – The Plessy v. Ferguson Supreme Court case allows segregated schools.
1925 – KKK members number well over 1,000,000 in the US. A parade of 50,000 members marched in Washington, D.C.
1947 – Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier in Major League Baseball.
1948 – Armed Forces integrated.
1954 – Brown v. Board of Education declares school segregation illegal.
1963 – March on Washington for civil rights.
1964 – The Civil Rights Act is signed into law by President Johnson.
1965 – The Voting Rights Act is signed into law.
1967 – Thurgood Marshall becomes the first African-American Supreme Court Justice.
1968 – Martin Luther King assassinated.
2008 – Senator Barack Obama becomes the first African-American nominee for President by the Democratic party.